Democrat Mike Ross turned to a familiar face in his first campaign ad in his race for Arkansas governor.
Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe appears in the new ad, which began running Sunday statewide. Beebe, who is term-limited, says Ross is a proven leader whose commitment to children and schools is "unwavering."
The 30-second ad ends with Beebe saying "no one is more independent than Mike."
Ross, a former congressman, has no announced opponent in the Democratic race for governor. Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs are all vying for the Republican nomination for governor.
Ross' campaign says the spot is a six-figure ad buy that will air over the next few weeks.